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First Line: Cool whisper of the trees
Last Line: The night is come.
Alternate Author Name(s): Auden, W. H.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime

Cool whisper of the trees,
And odorous gloom,
The silent falling of the dew,
Sweet unforgettable ecstasy of sound
Of leaves drinking the young dew.
Bluer -- dimmer -- stiller --
The night is come.

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